NORTH OF THE NOISE

  And so I come north where the air cuts colder, where daylight is a breath that barely bays, night a blanket bound to days. I am not here to stay but on a sway through ticking time, to see what rests where the light is less, where day finds end before being truly bent, […]

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SUNKEN SHIPS AT SEA

  And down fell the sun and drowned within the sea and rough raged the wreckage as the sailors tried to flee. And down fell the sun as a storm claimed the skies and water stole the rafters and silence crushed the cries. And down fell the sun as the sirens swam to shore and […]

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BEFORE THE SONG

  Cold clouds burrow beneath the forest, the spirits have taken cover, peace and fruit now buried beneath a bed of lichen, summer’s rose too ruined to redeem, her last scent is now a dream. Love has been lost here too on a wind that wandered from wondrous to winsome beneath a bed of burlap […]

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REMEMBERING FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13th, 2015. NOUS SOMMES PARIS.

  In the supermarket on Saturday in the 14th,  on the 14th, in numb November, in Paris, their Paris, our Paris, my Paris, people push grief  in comfortless trolleys  down shadowed aisles  of silence, strangers claiming their spaces in solidarity, in queues  of slow moving sorrow, seeing shadow in places  where once there was light,  […]

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THE DIRGE FOR DYING DREAMERS

So the seagulls sang As I sailed away And my future swam out to the seas, And the cormorants crooned A slow distant dirge As my mind swept to waves of memories, I remembered you there On the beach that day As your eyes poured torrents of tears, I had promised you then That one […]

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SILENT ABSENCE

Missing you, The silent absence, The stillness, The sadness, I close doors And pretend You’re behind them, I turn out lights And imagine You’re beneath them. But The silent absence, The loneliness, The moodiness, Says so much more About the distance Now dividing us Than all the noise We ever made When you were here. […]

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